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  1. Could be the duplication bug of the database. This happens sometimes when adding new entries. I've had it numerous of time for my entries as well. Looks like at least this has gone through: https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/details/152931 Please check the rejection comments by hovering over the "i" symbol next to the red "rejected" text. You should see moderation comments there, impossible to know otherwise why your entry has been rejected.
  2. Might this solution work for you for games requiring DOS to Boot?
  3. Hi! Slightly off-topic, but controller type related: Any chance of getting this "Missing media files - Back cover" feature added in the near future? It's now more relevant with the new the controller feature, maybe some up-votes might help https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/5870/games-missing-media-option-for-boxes-back Back covers in many cases gives you information/confirmation of: - controller types - player number offline - player number online and other good information for filling missing metadata fields on the database.
  4. I personally think that game demo versions should be left as separate entries in the database. In many cases the actual demo version differs from the final product. And in the Amiga section for example there are magazine exclusive demo levels that are not found in the final product. And on the console front as well, for example: https://hiddenpalace.org/Patlabor_-_The_Game_(Taikenban_1.0) turned out to be a different game in the end. No reason why they should be deleted/not uploaded. Game demos are part of the gaming culture, read this article for example: https://www.eurogamer.net/a
  5. It's sometimes really sad seeing people having no use of their time but to try to spam a database. It's doesn't even sound fun. Could be also a mental issue, who knows - but it's quite pathetic. What you can do is PM @Jason Carr, show him a screenshot like you just did and then he can ban trolls. I also think that a simple "Report misuse" button might make it easier for moderators and sending the troll back to its cave faster. (And of course misusing that button would also result into a ban ) Edit: I agree with neil9000 about keeping moderators anonymous to each other on the
  6. You can use the core option to change those settings and you can also access the BIOS menu the same way described in the tutorial you mentioned (holding down the END key while booting). You can also save those core options for games that have unique settings as "Save Game Options" for each game. Otherwise it'll use the last used core options, but in most cases the options you have chosen for the core should work just fine. I have some special default settings for games that are basically for the PC-9821 model (CD games as such). I actually tested Touhou
  7. I recommend using Retroarch for PC-98 using the np2kai_libretro core. It can detect disk images, hd images and cd images. You can even nowadays get CD-based games working with that setup using .cmd files as "roms" in launchbox (basically a plain text file) where you list the actual files like this for example: Policenauts.cmd file has this as text: np2kai "L:\Policenauts User Disk.FDI" "L:\Policenauts.ccd" This would automatically boot up with the user system disk and attach the CD image. Works perfectly. Or if you only have a single .HDi file, then you can skip the
  8. Did you double check from that second Amiga platform settings that you have the correct "Scrape As" selected? And you didn't manually just copy over the images etc. when you added that second Amiga Category? I also have a few other platforms for Amiga (coverdisks - using the database, scene demos/intro/cracktros - that one is just manual work, no scraping from database except videos from Emumovies). And for C64 I have the C64 and C64GS as a separate platform using the same C64 scraping for only cartridge based games there were (mostly) compatible with the infamous C64GS. So there's normal
  9. I wonder if the mame devs checked these docs out: http://www.icdia.co.uk/docs/ based on what they were replying here: https://github.com/mamedev/mame/issues/1170 this might be one of the things they are looking for? http://www.icdia.co.uk/docs/dsp56001.zip The icdia site has been updated quite recently too.. I don't have a github account so I can't reply to that mame issue directly to see if they have those docs already or not.
  10. Just wanted to inform you that I have contributed a "few" additional missing games these past days in the Mac platform I strongly recommend this page if you are interested in Mac OS emulation, especially for older software: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php PS. Sorry for the extra moderation work on the few duplicate entries, it's again the old database bug causing this and it really seems random - I haven't done anything different while adding those entries. Take care!
  11. There shouldn't be any doubt of the release date, since there can only be one in the DB per game entry at the moment. It's the first release date the game was released on. Doesn't matter which country it was released later, only the first date matters: I'm just reminding this, since I can see that someone is trying to change first dates into later (North American dates) in the DB, like NES where there is gaps of years in between in some cases. The release date rule is also mentioned in the first post of this thread and since there is no regional dates yet implemented you should
  12. You're right about Australia. There's even local publishers/developers for the Amiga there, so no doubt there has been official releases there that are based on the European version and have been localized in some way or even local Australian-made games shipped to Europe. The only tricky thing is to know for sure if the shops were selling imported UK/European versions or versions that were intended for the Australian market - that would be the difference to make: to what market the game was intended to be sold in the first place. But back then, who knows for sure That's why I'd stick with the
  13. I don't know if this related, but I can see that someone is trying to "world-it" in the commodore Amiga section and making a few mistakes along the way. You can determine in most cases the region the game was released on based on the cover's indications/language - especially the publisher/address/bar codes etc. on the back cover. And if you want to double check your sources then go check out platform specific fan-pages for old computers. It is REALLY rare that a game cover would be a "World" cover when it comes to (vintage) home computers even if the artwork would look the same, like on the c
  14. A quick double check of the "Game type" "Unreleased" metadata field. It's quite clear it works for games that were officially cancelled etc. but is it for something else too? What about the many games on "pre-order" that we tend to see added in the database nowadays, games that are future releases. The "Unreleased" choice is most likely for games that were never released, it's not meant for "future" games that will be released, or is it? Could the developers please confirm this? If adding "Unreleased" to a game that hasn't been released yet, but has an official release date (in the f
  15. Thanks for you feedback! regarding that point, I have a good example concerning specifically 80's-90's box images: I'm about to replace my own previous scans with better scanned versions of some Amiga games like The Cycles for this database (the material is printed cardboard, no plastic case + paper sleeve in this one): I could remove the "Cool Sun Glasses" sticker, I could remove the Amiga sticker on the bottom. But those were original, authentic pieces of the physical box I had bought in the UK a long time ago. If you think of collectors, the value is always higher if everything is
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